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Charity Event Signs for Love 11 Summer Kickoff

charity event signs for Love 11 Foundation in Spokane Josh and Emily, creators of the Micah Daniel Love Foundation, came in about 2 weeks before their big annual Love 11 Summer Kickoff needing charity event signs.

We did several event signs including parking signs and sponsor signs.  “It was pretty run of the mill, except for one sign that we got pretty creative with.” Signs for Success designer Joe Ingalls said.  That sign was a dimensional sign with several layers that incorporated astro-turf, a real clipboard for sign-ups, and a large cut-out of their son, for whom the foundation is named.  All of the elements were mounted at varying distances from the background for added depth.

The photo of Micah Love, who passed away in an accident in 2016, is made the main focus of this standing sign.  The background is a blurred stadium at night with added light rays and fog for drama.  The layers in the forefront include sports balls, a foam finger, and the word “Win.”  The graphics were all contour cut from polystyrene, while the main frame of the sign is printed PVC.

The Micah Daniel Love Foundation “Love 11” is a foundation with a mission to reach at risk and economically disadvantaged youth through sports and local activity programs. Love 11 grants scholarships and funds to youth sports organizations, schools and local programs within our community.  We were honored to be a small part of their annual summer event.

Charity Event Signs can include:

  • A-frame signs
  • Parking signs
  • Handicap ADA signs
  • Sponsor signs
  • Directional Signs
  • Banners, and more!

If you’ve got a special event coming up, let us help you get ready with custom event signs.  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on charity event signs today!

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EWU Custom School Donor Wall

school donor wall dimensional signs at Eastern Washington University LibraryThis unique School Donor Wall was created to thank donors and recognize scholarship recipients.  The Eastern Washington University Library received a sizable donation from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, dating back to the 1960s graduates, partly to fund the annual Randy Van Turner scholarship.  Randy Van Turner was an EWU graduate and founding member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at EWU; he was killed in action in Vietnam.  The scholarship in his name has been awarded annually since 2014.

The school donor wall is placed at the entry of Eastern Washington University’s library, and is made up of several pieces.  The layered dimensional effect is achieved with multiple materials, from acrylic to brushed metal, working in great combination.

dimensional signs with stand off mounts for EWU scholarship by Signs for SuccessSchool Donor Wall Elements

For this project, the blue waves and top trapezoidal piece are acrylic, the black bars are PVC, the dimensional lettering is brushed silver, and the logo is high performance adhesive vinyl.  The plaque on the left is engraved with the scholarship contributors, and the plaque on the right is a Vista anodized aluminum frame that offers the ability for the university to change the graphics with names of new recipients.

“The wall art is multi-dimensional and layered for an exceptional effect,” Signs for Success’ Julie Dean said. “From the initial contact, several general concepts and materials were considered.  In the end, Signs for Success design department vectored, made design adjustment, and set up a concept created by Carol King of the EWU Library.”

To have all these elements designed, printed, ordered and installed – concept to installation – was just shy of four weeks.  Even with the various design aspects and vendors involved we were able to complete the project within a month.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on a school donor wall; contact us for a free quote today!

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Facility Rebranding gives Cohesive Look to Outdoor Signs

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City of Spokane Brushed Aluminum Wall Sign

Facility rebranding may be prompted by a logo change, management change, or just old graphics begging for an update.  Whatever the case, Signs for Success can create a cohesive rebranding plan incorporating a new logo, logo colors or other theme.

Facility rebranding may include:

  • A monument sign
  • Outdoor building signs
  • Parking signs
  • Indoor wayfinding signs
  • Suite signs and lettering
  • Indoor wall graphics, and so much more!

We have done rebranding, ADA signs, and indoor-outdoor sign projects for several businesses in and around Spokane.  Our most recent facility rebranding project was for City of Spokane Solid Waste, formerly Spokane Regional Solid Waste.

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Building sign “before” photo

“This was a [facility rebranding] project where we were replacing signs for City of Spokane Solid Waste as the city took over facility management from Wheelabrator Technologies, under Spokane Regional Solid Waste,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger said.  Both the entry monument sign and the building sign needed to be updated with the new logo and name.  We did the original wall sign many years ago and were able to access the old file that contained sizes and photos of the building.

“We knew that there were many holes where the old dimensional letters were mounted to the fascia, so we determined that it would make more sense to cover the area with brushed aluminum composite panels, and mount the new dimensional letters to them,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

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Entry Monument Sign “Before” photo

Each sign installation was unique.  Once the holes from the old dimensional letters had been sealed, the new aluminum building sign was mounted directly to the fascia.  Not only does it cover the holes, but it gives the big impact of a large scale sign.  To replace the monument sign that marks the entrance of the site, we took a slightly different approach.  “Since it was poured concrete, we determined that making a new flat surface over the raised logos was the best, most economical way to proceed.  We mounted a 2×4 treated frame to the concrete face, then mounted the ACM panels with cut vinyl lettering on them to the frame,” Vanessa explained.  It completely covers the old lettering and gives a professional and cohesive look to the new facility signs.  “The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to attach a new material to the existing sign,” Signs for Success production manager Denise Gillit said.  “To make the frame to attach a new material to, we had to cut down wood to fit inside the concrete frame.  It wasn’t horrible, just an added step.”

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Entry Monument Sign “After” photo

“You drive by now, and you can’t even tell that it wasn’t original,” Denise said.

Aluminum composite (ACM) was used for both new signs.  It is an outdoor durable material made of two sheets of thin aluminum with a solid polyethylene plastic core.  We can print directly to ACM, or like these facility signs, apply cut vinyl lettering or dimensional letters to it.  ACM will look great and last for many years.  If you want to change the look of your building, facility or site, we can help come up with professional and outdoor durable rebranding solutions.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on facility rebranding; contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Letter Signs

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Building Signs – How to Replace Old Dimensional Letters with New Building Signs

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Building sign “before” photo

Building signs and outdoor wall signs need updating over the years due to normal wear and tear, a name change, or new management.  Signs for Success delivers creative solutions for building sign makeovers.  A large facility in Spokane recently came under new management and needed to replace old dimensional letters with a new building sign.  The design challenge was how to cover the old holes where the letters had been installed into the building fascia.

Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger came up with a unique solution by mounting the new dimensional letters to a large brushed aluminum composite sign.  Not only did this cover the unsightly holes, it added drama and a sleek, professional look to the building.

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Brushed Aluminum building sign “after” photo

“We knew that there were many holes where the old letters were mounted to the fascia, so we determined that it would make more sense to cover the area with brushed aluminum composite panels, and mount the new dimensional letters to them,” Vanessa explained.  “Then we hung [the panels] on the fascia, covering the old holes that had been sealed.”

To get the dimensional letter onto this large sign, Signs for Success installers first laid out the six approximately 4’ x 8’ aluminum panels on the production floor.  They were then able to install the lettering and logo accurately.  There are several advantages to using aluminum composite (ACM) for outdoor signs.  It is a long term outdoor durable sign material that comes in different finishes, including this modern brushed finish.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on building signs; contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Letter Signs

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Custom Metal Letters Spokane

Mounting metal letters on bottom studs for Maialina Restaurant in Mosco presented problems that Signs Signs for Success figured out, metal letters spokane

Maialina Moscow Restaurant metal letters

Metal letters look great indoors or out.  We’ve seen them in office lobbies and conference rooms as well as high-end jewelry stores and restaurants.  They work almost anywhere and can bring a classy look, modern look, or even a grunge look, depending on how you use them.

Snap had a new logo and wanted metal laminate dimensional letters on their entrance office lobby wall in their new offices in Spokane, Call Signs for Success

Snap lobby sign in metal laminate dimensional letters

We work with Gemini – a leader in dimensional lettering and dimensional sign supplies—to create our custom metal letters Spokane.  Among the options in metal letters are: flat cut metal, cast metal, and stainless steel fabricated metal letters.

Flat cut metal letters are made from high-grade plate metal and come in several different finishes, including aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper.  It’s tough enough for outdoor signs, but attractive enough for office interiors as well.

Cast metal letters offer deep dimension and durability.  They are hand-finished in either cast aluminum or bronze that gives the letters a classic look.

Lobby signs of dimensional letters look great on the wall like this one for Wolf & Associates in Spokane, of cut metal and acrylic

Wolf & Associates Lobby Sign

The stainless steel fabricated letters project a strong look, with crisp 90-degree edges and clean lines.  They’re also lighter in weight than comparable cast metal letters.

Here are some additional options to give your metal letters Spokane a unique look:

  • Custom lighting—create a distinct look with custom lighting including halo-lit and face-lit letters.
  • Dimensional logo or other artwork—Have your logo or other meaningful artwork cast to match your metal letters.
  • Stand-off mounts—Give greater impact by mounting dimensional letters off the wall. Play with lighting and shadows to make metal letters Spokane really stand out.

We offer professional installation, quick turnaround and a lifetime guarantee on all metal letters Spokane.  Contact us for a free quote today!

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History of Ford: Custom Timeline Wall Wrap

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Timeline wall wrap on auto showroom wall

Ford has a rich history of American entrepreneurship and innovation.  This custom timeline wall wrap showcases just how far Ford has come since its beginnings in the late 1800s.  The wall wrap project began when Gus Johnson Ford wanted to cover an entire length of their showroom wall with a custom printed wall covering.  Signs for Success partnered with The Quinn Group to come up with a good solution.

“When Bonnie Quinn, from The Quinn Group, asked us to brainstorm wall coverings for Gus Johnson Ford, we met her down there to do a wall test to see what materials would work best,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  “Our options were wallpaper or decal coverings for the wall.  The wall is textured, so wallpaper was out.  We opted for 3M Control Tac high performance wrap vinyl, based on the wall test results.”  Control Tac wrap vinyl is what we frequently use on custom vehicle wraps.  It contours to fit every curve and crevice of a vehicle for a smooth paint-like finish, so it was perfect for adhering to a textured wall.

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Dimensional logos and photos on timeline wall wrap

Adding Dimension to the Custom Wall Wrap

During the design process, we learned they didn’t just want a flat image, but photos and logos that stood off the wall for added dimension.  “In brainstorming, we talked about stretched canvas, printed acrylic, gatorfoam, and Sintra/PVC.  We also talked about mounting with standoffs, panel clips, and blocking out with double stick tape,” Vanessa explained.  Any of these solutions could have worked, giving a slightly different effect.  When Vanessa got the final approved artwork, however, many of the dimensional pieces were odd-shaped other than rectangular, so they opted for waterjet cut sintra/PVC at 1/4″ thick.  Adding blocks of ½” thick gator to the back of each sign gave them the 3D look Gus Johnson Ford was hoping for.

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Wall wrap spans entire length of showroom

Installation went smoothly; the wall wrap was applied first, then the dimensional logos were installed with heavy-duty double stick tape on top of the wrap.  The showroom looks amazing with the new timeline wall wrap.  Signs for Success offers unique custom printing solutions for any surface.  Contact us for more information or to request a free quote!